The CDS Connect Project is a freely available web-based platform that enables the clinical decision support (CDS) community to identify evidence-based care, translate and codify information into an interoperable health IT standard, and leverage tooling to promote a collaborative model of CDS development.
The CDS Connect Repository supports AHRQ’s mission to disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research findings into clinical practice through CDS. Entries in this repository include CDS "artifacts" – actionable medical knowledge (e.g., clinical practice guidelines, peer-reviewed articles, local best practices, and clinical quality measures) translated into computable and interoperable decision support.
The Repository hosts numerous artifacts in varying forms and maturity across a variety of clinical topics, from 'analytic, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and equipment' to 'psychiatry and psychology'. A variety of organizations contribute artifacts to the Repository, including other Federal agencies.
For more information, see the FAQ.
AHRQ CDS Connect: A Primer (3 minutes, 35 seconds)
Alternative Audio-Described Version (4 minutes, 49 seconds)
Compile questions regular people ask about care and treatments that contain a measure of uncertainty.
Explore and disseminate resources for clinical decision support.
Implement CDS relevant and useful to the healthcare organization.
Use the resources alongside the existing clinical workflows to improve quality of care.
Use the resources in partnership with clinicians to improve quality of life and care.